EGRU Conferences


EGRU presents a conference on:

Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems

A scientific conference with a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor

25 - 28 June 2019

Tinaroo Lake Resort, Tinaroo

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia

The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University is proud to announce a conference on “Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems” to be held in the historic Herberton tin field in north eastern Australia, 25-28 June 2019.

The conference will include a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor, in recognition of his contribution to the understanding of Sn magmatic systems in Australia, and globally.

The conference will address advances and breakthroughs in understanding the setting, genesis and characteristics of Magmatic Systems related to Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation, including Rare Metal Pegmatites.  The conference program will feature presentations from world-class researchers in the field, including:

  • Prof. Rolf Romer (GFZ, Potsdam, Germany)
  • Prof. Jingwen Mao (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China)
  • Prof. Shao-Yong Jiang (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)
  • Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)
  • Prof. Zhaoshan Chang (Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA)
  • Prof. David Cooke (CODES, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia)
  • Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)

EGRU warmly welcomes academic and industry colleagues, students and young professionals to join us at the conference, and to take part in discussions while enjoying the glorious setting of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical far north Queensland.

Abstract submission will open later this year.

Sn-W Conference First Flier

Preliminary Conference Timetable
(subject to change)

24 June 2019Welcome Function
25-27 June 2019Technical Presentations (includes half-day field trip to the historic Herberton township and tin field)
28 June 2019Optional 1 to 1.5 day Field Trip
For further information please contact the conference conveners:
Carl Spandler  /   Yanbo Cheng /  Kaylene Camuti /  Jan Huizenga
or contact the EGRU Administration Officer Judy Botting